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George Norman Tharpe

Sibley, LA Funeral services celebrating the life of George Norman Tharpe, born August 29, 1932, will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. Officiating will be lifelong friend, Rev. John Duke, assisting will be Regional Hospice Chaplain Karlos Adams. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sibley. Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

George was an active member of the church and community as long as health allowed. He was a charter member of Baptist Tabernacle Church. He built and pastored three churches in Bossier City area before moving back to Sibley where he served as Alderman three terms and Mayor two terms. George was a builder and owned Tharpe Used Cars for 20 years. He loved being with people and lived a happy fun filled life. George loved his church and his church family.

George was preceded in death by his parents Lester and Fern Crump Tharpe, sister Bonnie Lee Tharpe and brother Rev. Jimmy G. Tharpe.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years Mary Darlene Tharpe of Sibley, brother Jack Donald Tharpe and wife Barbara of Sibley, children Dennis Tharpe and wife Wanda of Waskom, Texas, Rebecca Swain and husband Eddy of Doyline, Mark Tharpe and wife Dee of Minden, Bonnie Blake and husband Terry of Heflin, Ron Dunigan Tharpe and wife Tina of Shreveport, a special aunt Jessie Crump of Sibley, nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends that loved him dearly.

Special thank you to Sue Rock, Jerry Hollowell family, Don Hollowell family, Dr. Max Stell his doctor and friend, Regional Hospice Staff, his special nurse Julie Vail for taking excellent care of him and the family. Thank you all for helping make his last years better ones.

Honoring him as pallbearers are: Kyle Swain, Chris Tharpe, John Shamburger, Jim Tharpe, Jr., Don Tharpe, and Mike Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Hollowell, Don Hollowell, Denton McEachern, L.T. Chelette, Al Smith and Pop Willis.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Mar. 19, 2013.
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March 30, 2013
Darlene, So enjoyed being a small part of his care in his later months. Thank you for being so sweet and hospitable. He was a precious, special man. God bless you and give you peace.
Linda Talbert, RN
Linda Talbert
March 21, 2013
We loved our sweet friend. He will be sorely missed.
Joe and Katie Hellums
March 21, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss.
Jerry McMenis
March 20, 2013
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. You are all remembered as a beautiful family. Christ love, Scotty and Sherry Talley Henderson
Sherry Henderson
March 20, 2013
George was man that enjoyed life and God.we always think all Tharpes as part off the Seegers.I no Floyd and Bro. Jim be glade see you in Heaven.
Larry Seegers
March 20, 2013
wonderful kind man to me always.his energy and kind words was much needed on many days.thank you george for all you have done for the vining family,until we meet again friend.amanda,luke,maranda and hali vining.
amanda vining
March 20, 2013
Bro. George was a kind, fun loving, God loving man that taught me a lot. My prayers are with you all in this time of loss.
Nick Cox
March 20, 2013
We will miss you dearly George. I thank you for all the times you helped me and all the things you taught.
Kevin Cook
March 19, 2013
We are so very sorry for your loss. I know my daddy and mama are visiting with him up in heaven. He always was so very kind to our family. Words cannot express our deepest sympathy.
Wanda Chelette Chappell
March 19, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Kathy Zator
March 19, 2013
Uncle George:
We are so sad to see you go , yet in a sort of a way, I wished I could be there to see Daddy waiting for you by the river..Oh, how sweet that had to be for him to see you coming and to run and greet each other. I have so many fond memories of you growing up. You were so much like Daddy. One time I was about 5 and you threw me in the middle of Dorcheat and hollered" SWIM OR DROWN" I remember being terrified, but you waded into the water and coached me to the bank, and held your arms out to get me. Well, that, is how I learned to swim! We all kids in our family loved you so much. You were full of laughter, smiles, and I cannot recall one time I ever saw you angry. You have made your mark on this earth, gave us 5 beautiful cousins, Dennis, Becky, Ron, Mark, and sweet Bonnie. We will all miss you, but " Heaven's sounding sweeter all the time "I'll love you and will see you soon!
And it won' t be long and we will all be together. I love you.
Debbye Tharpe Langley !
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